Activity 24: Paper Bracelet

This activity looks deceivingly difficult, yet is not. There are 2 things that you need to keep in mind with this activity:

1. Be present, do not think a step ahead or you will get confused.

2. Hold onto the W shape, once your W goes upside down, you need to take a step back as you will have gone the opposite direction. Photos of ‘going the wrong direction’ can be found on the below. The photos explain the process much better!



  • A Sheet of Paper - Can be 2 different or the same colour.

  • A Pencil

  • A Ruler

  • Scissors


Step 1.

Gather your materials: 2 coloured sheets of paper, or 1 colour. Pencil, ruler, and scissors.

Step 2.


Put your A4 paper vertically in front of you. Cut it vertically in half.

Step 3.


Measure 1 cm rows in horizontally on the vertical piece of paper.

Step 4.


Cut out all the rows (approx. 20, depending on how big you would like the bracelet to be).

Step 5.


Fold each row in half.

Step 6.


Open each row and fold in half to the first fold. Repeat on the other side.

Step 7.


Now starts the fitting it in together part. Each opening needs to ‘eat’ the other opening, again the Pacman effect we have done when creating the straw wreaths.

Step 8.


Make sure each fitting still ensures your W shape.

Step 9.


With your last fitting you need to open the row, in other words reverse step 5 and 6.

Step 10.


Feed the long row through the last fitting and double back by using the initial fold.

If you make one of these, please send us a photo - we would love to see!

Colorful Pattern

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